Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Brothers treated by Colchester United after being hit by car outside school

06:00 10 March 2014

Colchester United players Brian Wilson and Alex Gilbey stopped by Myland Primary School to give two brothers Josh, 11, and Jake, six, who were hit by a car outside the school, matchday tickets

Colchester United players Brian Wilson and Alex Gilbey stopped by Myland Primary School to give two brothers Josh, 11, and Jake, six, who were hit by a car outside the school, matchday tickets

Two brothers who were hit by a car as they crossed the road after school have been given a special treat.

Colchester United players Brian Wilson and Alex Gilbey stopped by Myland Primary School to give two brothers Josh, 11, and Jake, six, who were hit by a car outside the school, matchday ticketsColchester United players Brian Wilson and Alex Gilbey stopped by Myland Primary School to give two brothers Josh, 11, and Jake, six, who were hit by a car outside the school, matchday tickets

Jake, six, and 11-year-old Josh Faulkner were struck by the vehicle on a pedestrian crossing outside Myland Community Primary School in Mill Road, Colchester, on Tuesday at about 3.25pm.

The boys’ mother Gem, 29, said they spent a night in hospital with Jake suffering a broken foot and Josh sustaining bruising and swelling, including two black eyes.

As a special get well soon treat, two Colchester United footballers, Alex Gilbey and Brian Wilson, visited the youngsters at their school on Friday and presented the pair with tickets to a game. Mrs Faulkner, who works in a nursing home in the town, said she was “overwhelmed” by all the support the boys had received from the community.

“When I told the boys about Colchester United wanting to meet them they were so excited and my eldest son Josh couldn’t believe it,” she said.

“It was a lovely afternoon and it was nice for not only my children but the whole school to be able to get involved.” Josh, is a fan of the U’s and plays for Colchester Athletic FC.

He, along with his brother and his whole school, were able to quiz the professional footballers on their careers.

Mr Gilbey said: “It was horrible to hear that Josh and Jake had had this accident and inviting them to the game is the least we could do.

“It was great to see that they are recovering and it looked like all the other kids were really pleased to see them. We are only round the corner so we are very much part of this community. The players understand that and we enjoy coming out to schools and clubs around Colchester.”

Josh and Jake took home autographs from the footballers as souvenirs.

U’s v Coventry match report – from Back Page

0 comments

Stock image.

A BMW was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk on Saturday night.

Inflatable 5k Santa Run at Trinity Park in Ipswich, December 2016.

Delivering millions of presents around the world in a single night won’t seem as strenuous this Christmas for Santa after he completed a gruelling obstacle course in Ipswich.

A120 at Marks Tey

A young man was killed during a crash between a car and a lorry in Essex this morning.

The RSPCA centre in Martlesham is appealing to animal lovers to consider adopting a new pet

The RSPCA are appealing for animal lovers to come forward and adopt some of the cute creatures they are looking to rehome.

Colchester police station

An 11-year-old girl from Colchester who police were searching for yesterday (December 2) has returned home.

St John's Church, Felixstowe. The Victorian Christmas Market. 
Kay and Debbie, stallholders with handmade stationery, jewellery & accessories.
Photo by:Gill Atacocugu.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

Partners Barbara Grace and Alan Sarfas are threatening to dismantle their beach hut and rebuild it outside Suffolk Coastal HQ if plans go ahead for a rates rise they say is unaffordable.

“We won’t let this happen without making a lot of noise”.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24